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Gielgud Theatre

The thrilling conclusion to Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall trilogy is adapted for the stage by the Royal Shakespeare Company, with a premiere at London’s Gielgud Theatre. Ben Miles reprises his role as Henry VIII’s ambitious advisor, Thomas Cromwell, in this tale of political intrigue in Tudor England.

Wolf Hall’s thrilling final chapter

Thomas Cromwell’s journey from the streets of Putney to the halls of power reaches a dramatic conclusion as Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror and the Light premieres at the Gielgud Theatre.

Anne Boleyn is dead, and Thomas Cromwell sits beside Henry VIII as his most trusted advisor. But with the king’s legacy at risk and the threat of invasion imminent, Cromwell knows more than ever that ruthless ambition breeds dangerous enemies.

Based on Mantel’s book and adapted by the author alongside actor Ben Miles, The Mirror and the Light is the highly-anticipated conclusion of the Wolf Hall trilogy. The Royal Shakespeare Company and director Jeremy Herrin bring the Booker Prize longlisted novel to the West End, having previously staged Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies to great acclaim.

Ben Miles returns as Thomas Cromwell, with Nathaniel Parker as Henry VIII.

Legions of fans made the book an instant best-seller in 2020, and The Mirror and the Light tickets offer one last, exhilarating journey through political intrigue in the Tudor court. Don’t miss Cromwell’s thrilling final chapter, open in London for a strictly limited season.

Sorry this show closed 28 November 2021, we recommend these similar productions.

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Performance dates:
22 Jan 2022 - 28 Nov 2021
Running time:
2 hours and 30 minutes including an interval.
Age recommendation:
Under 3s not permitted.

The Mirror and the Light Reviews

51 Reviews
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User Reviews


Captivating, brilliant ,superb, fantastic I find it difficult to put into words how absolutely fantastic the show is. I tend to be critical of most things and many shows I have viewed always seem to underwhelmed somewhere but honestly this show does Read more

Performance date: 31 October 2021

Wonderful production ,and enjoyed costumes in tudor dancing etc. Acting excellent although missed some of the comedy due to the faint sound in places, but still enjoyed overall performance.

Performance date: 17 November 2021
Performance date: 14 November 2021
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